Danilo Gallinari is headed to the Denver Nuggets.
The 22-year-old from Italy was drafted by the New York Knicks in the first-round of the 2008 NBA Draft, and was thought to be part of the future of the franchise since the day he was drafted.
Then Carmelo Anthony became available and that all changed.
Gallinari was averaging nearly 16 ppg for the Knicks this season, his highest average of his career. After an injury plagued rookie season, Gallinari came back last year to play in 81 games for the Knicks averaging just over 15 ppg.
The Italian-born forward has said in the past that he loves playing in New York, but he will now be moving to Denver along with Raymond Felton, Wilson Chandler and Timofey Mozgov.
Gallinari, who Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni once said was the best shooter he ever saw, didn’t live up to the huge expectations from Knicks fans but he is still young and has shown over the course of this season that he can take the ball to the rim, aside from just shooting threes.